5 Most Common Botox Procedures

Botox® uses a toxin called onobotulinumtoxinA to trigger paralysis in muscles, reducing wrinkles and preventing contractions that cause migraine pain. It’s a strong medical injection that’s also used for other types of pain management and aesthetic purposes. 

The experts at MDPain are highly-qualified to provide pain relief quickly and effectively. Our multidisciplinary team knows how migraine pain impacts your life, career, and relationships. The goal at MDPain is to manage pain by reducing the frequency and severity of your migraines and headaches.

Botox is sometimes a part of your customized pain management plan. It smooths fine lines and wrinkles, but it also prevents tension and muscle spasms that induce migraine pain. It’s a common remedy that’s well-received by many patients.

What can Botox fix?

Botox can be used in combination with other treatment methods to help you find total relief from a variety of disorders. Here are five common Botox procedures and what ailments the injections prevent or correct. 

1. Crossed eyes

Crossed eyes, also called strabismus, occurs when one eye turns away from the other, resulting in the eyes not lining up correctly. This happens when the muscles that control eye movement stop working together, and a person has trouble controlling their eye movement. 

Botox treats strabismus by weakening overactive eye muscles and is sometimes used in place of invasive surgical treatments. The injections also help those with chronic eye twitching.

2. Cervical dystonia and other neck pain

Cervical dystonia is a painful condition in which a patient’s neck muscles involuntarily contract, causing the head to twist or turn into awkward and uncomfortable positions constantly. By injecting Botox into the targeted problem area, neck muscles are temporarily relaxed, providing pain relief and comfort. The injections also relieve many other neck pain problems as well.

3. Overactive bladder

An overactive bladder can disrupt your whole life if left untreated. Fortunately, a Botox injection reduces urinary incontinence by relaxing muscles that are working overtime. 

In fact, according to WebMD, women find superior leakage relief in Botox injections instead of the traditional method of implanting a nerve stimulation device. Botox uses a thin needle, causing little to no pain, while the implant method is surgically invasive and less successful in curbing incontinence.

4. Excessive sweating

Excessive sweating is called hyperhidrosis and refers to abnormal and excessive sweating, even when it’s not hot. Botox is an FDA-approved method of treating hyperhidrosis of the armpits. It’s also used for excessive sweating in other areas, like face, hands, and feet. The injection blocks nerves responsible for activating sweat glands.

5. Migraines

Migraine and headache sufferers find great relief in Botox injection treatment. If your migraine or head pain is a result of muscle spasms or tension, Botox might be the best treatment for you, as well. By injecting the medicine into your muscles, the spasms and contractions are temporarily halted, providing fast relief that lasts eight to twelve weeks.

Are you dealing with head or neck pain? Don’t waste another minute. Our talented team wants you to know that living with pain isn’t living. Let us help.

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